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stickyrice

02:02PM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
3 lifetime posts
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My mom has a Whirlpool washer LA9580XWN1 and she claims that the washer doesn't spin out the water completely and the everything inside is damper than it's supposed to be. I just spent 30 minutes watching the washer through a couple of cycles with nothing in it and it seemed to be working fine hence why I said that she 'CLAIMS'. I just read a couple of messages and the only things I watched for were

1) it pauses after agitation, then spins out water as it drains all the way.

2)After 1), it pauses again, then spins faster with a couple of sprinkles of water.

I don't want her to pay someone to do the job that I can do, so I would like your expert opinions please.(I am somewhat hoping that it's something I can't do because it was a pain in the butt when I had to replace the coupling) Thanks in advance.

richapplyguy

05:42PM | 01/25/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
You probably have a bad clutch. On the newer washers the clutch only has 3 pads and they wear out quicker. A,so the break shoes sometimes wear out fast.

You will need to remove agitator and transmission to replace the clutch which mounts on the top of the tranny.

Post results please.

stickyrice

08:15AM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
3 lifetime posts
I was looking at the parts list on pcappliance.com and was wondering exactly what I would need. Do I need the complete clutch or the brake & drive tube, which includes the clutch? I don't see any break shoes anywhere. Are they called something different? Thanks for your help.

richapplyguy

12:19PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
You will not need the spin tube assembly, they are expensive.

Part # for clutch is (285785)

stickyrice

12:57PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/24/07
3 lifetime posts
or should I replace the brake shoes as well like you mentioned in your first reply since I will have the washer disassembled anyway? If it's only the clutch, is it something I can get at most repair shops? what about the brake shoes? I have bought a coupling (a little black donut looking thing) at a local shop before. Thanks again very much.

richapplyguy

01:56PM | 01/26/07
Member Since: 01/21/07
23 lifetime posts
To test the break shoes turn the coupler clockwise till the cam releases the break shoes and the spin basket begins to turn. The effort to spin it should not be excessive,if so you have dragging break shoes. If ok you don't have to replace the shoes.

Ozarks

11:13AM | 02/11/07
Member Since: 02/10/07
2 lifetime posts
This is a very commom problem with

Whirlpool washer that have spun out

of balance a number of times. could be the

coupler between motor and trans,basket drive block loose spanner nut. I would check these out before buying the more expensive parts
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